• Trump pulled out of the Iran deal with a perfectly good reason - and his decision should be celebrated

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump reversed a personal pledge made by President Barack Obama when he decided to withdraw from the Iran deal.
    Decisions made unilaterally can just as easily be undone unilaterally.
    The US withdrawing from the deal is largely a good thing.
    In castigating his decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, critics have sought to paint President Donald Trump's choice as impulsive, erratic, and plainly irresponsible .
    The argument is straightforward: If our leaders can unilaterally rip up international agreements to which the US is party, why would any nation trust us...
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  • Here's what's in the landmark Iran nuclear deal Trump just pulled the US out of

    Here's what's in the landmark Iran nuclear deal Trump just pulled the US out of

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced the US government is withdrawing from the Iran nuclear agreement, which marked one of the biggest foreign policy decisions he's made since entering the White House.
    The Iran deal was one of the crowning diplomatic achievement's of former President Barack Obama's tenure, but has continued to be a divisive issue in Washington since it came to fruition in 2015.
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has given mixed messages on how his government will respond, but he did warn Iran could resume the enrichment of uranium within weeks if the Iran nuclear...
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  • Healthcare giant Novartis signed a $1.2 million contract with Michael Cohen's consulting firm, took one meeting, and realized he couldn't help them

    Healthcare giant Novartis signed a $1.2 million contract with Michael Cohen's consulting firm, took one meeting, and realized he couldn't help them

    3 monthes ago - By Chron

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    Pharmaceutical giant Novartis is among the companies listed in paying Essential Consulting, a firm linked to Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's lawyer.
    Novartis signed a $100,000 a month contract with Cohen's firm in February 2017. The contract lasted for 12 months. But after one meeting with Cohen, Novartis decided not to engage further.
    "Novartis determined that Michael Cohen and Essential Consultants would be unable to provide the services that Novartis had anticipated related to US healthcare policy matters," the company said in a statement.
    Novartis said it had been...
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  • Trump's lawyers are 'anxious' for a ruling in Manafort's case as they gear up to take on Mueller

    3 monthes ago - By Chron

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    President Donald Trump's lawyers are keenly focused on the special counsel Robert Mueller's case in Virginia against Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman.
    Manafort's lawyers are arguing for the dismissal of the case.
    One source with knowledge of the matter said Trump's legal team was "anxious to see that answer."
    Legal experts say that if the case were dismissed, it would benefit Trump's legal team for two key reasons.
    President Donald Trump's lawyers are anxiously awaiting the next development in the special counsel Robert Mueller's case in Virginia against...
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  • Trump's lawyers are 'anxious' for a ruling in Manafort's case as they gear up to take on Mueller

    Trump's lawyers are 'anxious' for a ruling in Manafort's case as they gear up to take on Mueller

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump's lawyers are keenly focused on the special counsel Robert Mueller's case in Virginia against former campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
    Manafort's lawyers are arguing for the dismissal of the Virginia case.
    One source with knowledge of the matter said Trump's legal team is "anxious to see that answer."
    Legal experts say that if the case is dismissed, it would be beneficial to Trump's legal team for two key reasons.
    President Donald Trump's lawyers are anxiously awaiting the next development in the special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing case in Virginia against former...
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  • It's official: Congress will vote on whether or not to bring back net neutrality

    It's official: Congress will vote on whether or not to bring back net neutrality

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Congress will vote to restore net neutrality next week.
    If the measure is passed by a simple majority vote, it would still need to be signed by President Donald Trump.
    Right now, 48 senators appear to be in favor of the measure.
    Congress will vote next week to bring back net neutrality.
    A group of Senators led by Sen. Ed Markey have gained enough support to force a vote under the Congressional Review Act , a little-known rule that allows lawmakers to overturn recently enacted regulation from a federal agency. Since the FCC repealed Obama-era net neutrality protections in December...
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  • US weapons manufacturers' stock price soars as Trump pulls out of Iran deal

    US weapons manufacturers' stock price soars as Trump pulls out of Iran deal

    3 monthes ago - By RT

    While President Donald Trump's decision to pull the US out of the Iran nuclear deal has been negatively criticized by most of the international community it has brought good news for some. Weapons manufacturers.
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  • Oil price tops $77 after US withdrawal from Iran deal

    3 monthes ago - By RT

    The price of crude oil has risen to an almost three-year high, following US President Donald Trump's unilateral decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, as well as bullish US crude inventory numbers.
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  • GM CEO wants 1 national fuel economy standard

    GM CEO wants 1 national fuel economy standard

    3 monthes ago - By Stl Today

    DETROIT - General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra issued a call Tuesday for one national fuel economy standard as automaker CEOs prepare to meet with President Donald Trump this week. Details of the meeting Friday, which is described as...
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  • A finalist for Fed Chair warns Trump doesn't get a basic function of the Federal Reserve - and it poses a threat to economy

    A finalist for Fed Chair warns Trump doesn't get a basic function of the Federal Reserve - and it poses a threat to economy

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Kevin Warsh, a former Federal Reserve official who was on Donald Trump's shortlist to lead the US central bank, says the president did not seem willing to respect Fed independence.
    "In some sense the broader notion of an independent agency, that's probably not an obvious feature to the president," Politico quotes Warsh as saying.
    The comments are in line with Trump's general disregard for basic institutions of democracy, including a free press and an independent judiciary.
    Donald Trump is obsessed with loyalty and shows frequent disdain for US institutions like the judiciary and a free...
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  • If Donald Trump is so rich, why does the presidency seem so cheap?

    If Donald Trump is so rich, why does the presidency seem so cheap?

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    If Donald Trump is so rich, why does his personal lawyer seem so desperate for money?
    If Donald Trump keeps showing us he's not that rich, why do people keep calling him a billionaire?
    We don't actually know how much someone is worth until we see it with our own eyes.
    If Donald Trump is so rich, why is the presidency so cheap right now?
    According to The New York Times , a bunch of people and corporations paid Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohn, for "insight" into the presidency. This included an investment firm connected to Russian oligarch Victor Vekselberg, who was recently stopped...
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